The Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) was established in September 1986 with the objective to promote international understanding, international exchange, and international cooperation with the support from the Nippon Foundation and the motorboat racing industry. In April 2015, SPF merged with the Ocean Policy Research Foundation (OPRF) making the total assets to 142.6 billion yen. It has become the largest Foundation in Japan.
SPF addresses the changes in the natural and social environments of this earth, which are becoming evident from all the human activities in the 21st century. In order to achieve healthy and sustainable development despite the multi-layered, complicated progress in the human society, attempt is made to promote research activities, policy proposals, and international cooperation and exchanges based on the free ideas and methods from the private sector. Efforts are made to form a new governance model for the human society on this earth from the perspectives of ocean and land. SPF’s objective is to make social contribution and healthy development for humanity at large.
Currently in order to conduct general business approaching each field of issues, focus is on 4 specific funds (The Sasakawa Pacific Island Nations Fund, The Sasakawa Japan China Friendship Fund, The Sasakawa Middle East Islam Fund, and The Sasakawa Pan Asia Fund). Original programs are being developed in the fields of maritime policy research, policy proposals, maritime policy research institute for information and communication, and pioneering efforts to establish a fund to cover various new fields are being made, so that cooperation with each country’s non-profit sector and research think-tanks can be achieved.
The Habibie Center was founded by Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie and family as an independent, non-governmental and non-profit organization on November 10, 1999. Our vision is to promote the modernization and democratization of Indonesian society based on the morality and integrity of sound cultural and religious values. The missions are: first, to establish a structurally and culturally democratic society that acknowledges, honors and promotes human rights. Second, to promote and advance effective human resources management and the socialization of technology. The greatest asset and strength of The Habibie Center is in the people that are involved in the Center and their network. The prestigious names listed on our Board fully serve to assist in paving the way to ensure that the research and analyses conducted by the researchers are heard by the right individuals, institutions, and policy makers in Indonesia.
Institut Kajian Dasar (IKD) or Institute for Policy Research is an indipendent Malaysian think tank. It was established in 1982 by Anwar Ibrahim to undertake civic education and public awareness on social, economic and cultural issues among youth. The institute also organised a series of high profile international conferences on intercultural dialogues. Following political crisis and the birth of reform movement in 1998 the institute has focused its activities on the promotion of human rights and democracy, training activists and candidates for election. IKD is a significant intellectual force in Malaysia in the promotion of liberal ideas through the translation of the works of Immanuel Kant, John Locke and F A Hayek into Malay language and series of seminars and workshop called Sekolah Politik or School for Politicians.
SETA Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research is a non-profit research institute dedicated to innovative studies on national, regional, and international issues. As a research and policy recommending institution, SETA provides a forum for international dialog to bring different views together with international scholarly standards, and contributes to the formation of a common ground. Through research reports, publications, brain storming sessions, conferences and policy recommendations, SETA seeks to guide leaders in government, civil society and business and contributes to the informed decision making mechanisms in Turkey. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, SETA takes into account the growing interdependence of political, economic and socio-cultural issues at the national, regional and international levels and seeks to generate knowledge conducive to a social vision based on peace, justice, equality, and the rule of law.
Friends of Europe is a leading think tank that connects people, stimulates debate and triggers change. It reaches out to and works with a wide network of policymakers, international organisations, civil society representatives, business leaders, academics, the media and citizens across Europe and beyond. It has no national or party political bias. It fosters open, insightful and provocative debates to stimulate fresh ideas and creative thinking on European and global challenges. Among other initiatives our Development Policy Forum and the Asia programme build bridges to foster global partnerships. Europe’s World, our policy journal, is the only pan-European publication which offers a unique insight into the views of leading policymakers and opinion –makers. Our online platform Debating Europe encourages citizen-led debates with policymakers. We offer Europe’s citizens an opportunity to take an active transformational role in shaping their environment through our debates, conferences, working groups as well as our reports and recommendations.